Adventures of Superman (1952–1958)
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Double Trouble 

A man aboard a ship to Metropolis is smuggling something valuable into the country, but when one of his partner's henchmen shows up to help him get the item through customs, the passenger ... See full summary »


Thomas Carr (as Tommy Carr)


Eugene Solow




Episode credited cast:
George Reeves ... Superman / Clark Kent
Phyllis Coates ... Lois Lane
Jack Larson ... Jimmy Olsen
John Hamilton ... Perry White (credit only)
Robert Shayne ... Police Inspector Bill Henderson
Howland Chamberlain ... Fisher / Dr. Albert Schumann (as Howland Chamberlin)
Selmer Jackson ... Col. Jack Redding
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Dr. Rudolf Albrecht
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Baer ... Kreuger (unconfirmed)


A man aboard a ship to Metropolis is smuggling something valuable into the country, but when one of his partner's henchmen shows up to help him get the item through customs, the passenger kills the other man. The passenger then dresses up as a woman, and, in an attempt to give his partner the slip, he gives Jimmy, who is at the dock to interview an actress, an empty box and tells him to give it to the men who are waiting or him. When Jimmy is kidnapped by the men, Superman must save him--but in order to do that, he first must figure out why he was kidnapped, solve the murder, track down the passenger, find out what is being smuggled, and find the passenger's partner. Written by Bill Koenig

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Release Date:

26 December 1952 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The police photographer asks Kent to wait "two seconds" for him to go get a full-palm fingerprint picture to add to a file in Kent's possession- but while he's gone, Kent changes into Superman, flies out the window to the next plot point in Germany. When we see him presently there, he, now as Kent again, has the file he left in Metropolis, including the photo he didn't wait to get from the Photographer. By WesternOne. See more »


Superman: Well I'm sorry you missed her. I understand she's very pretty
Jimmy Olsen: Right now you're prettier then all the movie stars in the world. Golly.
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Leftover Nazis
29 January 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Since World War II had just been over for seven years, there were still Nazis around. In this case Jimmy Olsen, while hoping to get an interview with a French movie star, stumbles on a plot to steal some priceless radium. He tries to do a favor for a man (who is in drag) by delivering a box to some other evil men. He is taken as a threat and brought to the office of the head honcho. There he is detained in a secret room. Superman accumulates lots of frequent flyer miles traveling back and forth between Metropolis and Germany. The problem, always the case, is locating the wayward cub reporter. It's interesting how often Kent gets away with things that would be pretty easy to question if push came to shove. Inspector Henderson wants to know how he influenced something in Germany and Kent's reply is "Trade secret." His association with Superman is well known but the proximity should send up a lot of red flags. By the way, the guy who develops photos for Clark is Jimmy Dodd. He was the head of the Mouseketeers on the very popular "Mickey Mouse Club" a few years later.

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